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Help Lavanya nurse Bailey's ear injury
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  • Lavanya

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    from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Hello all. This is a request to help us raise money for the treatment and care of my foster, Bailey. My friends and I routinely nurse and foster strays and abandoned pets and get them ready to find new and more understanding families. Bailey is the newest addition to our pack and we need your help to help him out! 

Bailey is a 5 to 6-year-old Pomeranian who I found walking along Race Course Road, Guindy, Chennai on 23rd March 2019. He was happily walking under cars and in the middle of traffic with a badly bruised ear. All I could see was the left side of his face and neck completely covered in blood and dirt. I took him in, leashed him to secure him and to take a look at his injury and to give him some food and water. He is a very calm dog, very uncharacteristic of his breed and allowed me to check him. His ear seemed very badly hurt and had a couple of maggots in it.

I took him to blue cross and admitted him there for a few days. They shaved the fur around the wound and cleaned up the maggots. I then pulled him out to foster him at home. We took him to SKS pet hospital for a diagnosis and a basic clean up. The vet at blue cross gave us an otitis diagnosis which the vets at SKS corroborated. His outer ear canal seems almost completely maggot-eaten, so much so that we can now see cartilage directly rather than skin. He has been prescribed drops and medicines besides some antifungal ointments to help deal with the injury.

According to his diagnosis, the inner flaps of the ear canal that are supposed to be closer together have opened out due to the maggots and the consequent damage. Hence, when it fixes itself, it is likely to grow back closer to each other, threatening to shut the canal and block hearing in his left ear. The vets are working on avoiding that by closely monitoring him.
He is yet to be vaccinated and neutered.

We are rescuers who foster animals to the best of our capabilities. If you have supported us through our journey with Rambo, you are already privy to the work we do. I and a few friends of mine try and foster one to two animals at a time and try and get them adopted to good responsible families. We need all the help we can get with this case as we are very low on funds. We hope you will help us get Bailey to prime health so we can find him a good home and family.

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